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Get your gifts delivered in time for Mother’s Day

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This year, Mother’s Day falls in Sunday 6th March and what better way to say “thanks” to Mum than sending a pressie? It’s the perfect way to show your love if you can’t be with her on the day, and even if you’re going to be spending the day with her, you can still surprise her with a little something in the post too.

Here’s 3 tips for sending your mum a present this Mother’s Day.

Plan your gift in advance

To avoid disappointment, it’s best to plan your gift and postage options in advance, and getting your delivery booked in earlier could save you a pretty penny when it comes to courier services.

Most couriers will only deliver Monday – Friday, with Parcelforce being one of the few that can deliver your parcel on a Saturday, and you’ll need to find a specialist if you want to have your parcel delivered on Sunday 6th.

If you’ve left it last minute, at the very latest, you’ll need to book your parcel collection with Parcelforce on Thursday, to be collected on Friday and delivered the day before Mother’s Day on Saturday.


Pick a gift that will travel well

The last thing you want is your gift to arrive in less than perfect condition, and that’s where our guide to packaging will come in handy to help you protect your parcel on its journey to your mum.

If you can, also think about picking a gift that will travel well and avoiding fragile items. Here are some ideas for items that are easy to post:

  • Books – write a personal message in the book before you send it!

  • Clothes – fold with tissue paper and add some fragrance beads to your parcel


Consider sending direct from the store/retailer

There’s a number of items which you aren’t allowed to send in the post via courier and others which you can send, but won’t be covered for compensation – take a look at the full list of restricted and prohibited items.

If you’ve got your heart set on sending something which is on the list, such as jewellery, liquid items like perfumes and alcohol or something else, then the best thing to do is to order it from an online retailer and have it delivered direct to your mum.

For any Mother’s Day parcels you’re sending yourself, compare delivery quotes now.